Events at the Library of Congress

Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Traditional Arts and Resilience in Later Life Thursday
    February 21, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
    Jon Kay, Director, Traditional Arts Indiana and Clinical Associate Professor, Folklore and Ethnomusicology. Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    African American Passages: Black Lives in 19th Century America Thursday
    February 21, 2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
    The Library of Congress's vast 19th Century manuscript collections include a small number of extraordinary documents written by African-Americans. They can be founding collections ranging from the papers of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass to those of lesser-known figures. Adam Rothman, Professor of History at Georgetown University and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Kluge Center, has been researching important Library manuscripts featuring the writing... Kluge Center (LJ-119)
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Kings Row"
    Event has been rescheduled
    Thursday
    February 21, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
    Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s rich score adds to the power of this dark and cynical film about turn-of-the-century America, which includes Ronald Reagan in what many consider to be his best onscreen role Pickford Theater (LM-302)
  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Music and Lyrics" (Warner Bros., 2007) Thursday
    February 21, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
    Hugh Grant stars in this romantic comedy as Alex Fletcher, a washed-up eighties pop star who was part of the fictional band PoP!, (inspired by Wham! and Duran Duran). Packard Campus Theater
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood Thursday
    February 21, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
    Abel Buell’s New and Correct Map of the United States of North America is the first map of the newly independent United States compiled, printed, and published in America by an American. This important early American map is known to exist in only seven copies. Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein has generously placed his copy of the map at the Library. Great Hall North Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture Thursday
    February 21, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
    Politicians and entertainers have dominated public life in America for much of the twentieth century. Members of both professions have found their worlds increasingly entangled. The exhibition explores some of these entanglements, focusing on the careers of Bob Hope and other entertainers who were involved in the political climate of their times. Explore artifacts that represent an array of viewpoints on the interplay of... Bob Hope Gallery of American Entertainment
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Thursday
    February 21, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
    Take a self-guided trip through a re-created version of Jefferson’s library, which assembles 6,487 volumes that founded the Library of Congress, and learn how one of America’s greatest thinkers was inspired through the world of books. Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Herblock Gallery Thursday
    February 21, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
    The Herblock Gallery celebrates the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block—better known as "Herblock"—with an ongoing display of ten original drawings, to change every six months, drawn from the Library's extensive Herbert L. Block Collection. Graphic Arts Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin Thursday
    February 21, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
    Experience the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s in this permanent tribute to the brothers who helped provide a musical background to the period. The exhibition contains a wealth of materials that provide insight into their careers and personalities, including manuscript and printed music, lyric sheets and librettos, personal and business correspondence, photographs, paintings, and drawings, all from the Gershwin Collection in... George and Ira Gershwin Room
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Baseball Americana Thursday
    February 21, 2019
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm EST
    The major "Baseball Americana" exhibition celebrates baseball as community, including the people, from amateur players to professionals, baseball diamonds from city lots to rural fields, and places across the globe from Mexico to Japan that have embraced the game. “Baseball Americana” will explore baseball’s gritty roots, its changing traditions and the game today. South Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times Thursday
    February 21, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
    New exhibition, “Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times,” pairs original drawings by editorial cartoonist Herblock with historical and contemporary artists’ prints, drawings and posters that respond to major issues from the 17th century to the present day. Graphic Arts Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building Thursday
    February 21, 2019
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EST
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
    Take a free one-hour walking tour of the historic Thomas Jefferson building to learn about its symbolic art and architecture. Volunteer docents tell the story of the Library, America's oldest cultural institution: its history, collections, and services for Congress and the nation. Ground Floor Information Desk
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Baseball Americana Thursday
    February 21, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
    A free docent-led tour of Baseball Americana, meet at the exhibition entrance. South Gallery

Friday, February 22, 2019